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Jenifer Danielle
· January 4, 2018
Really wanted to like this place, but unfortunately it just didn’t happen. Menu sounded great but when I received my “hearty arty” a sandwich I ordered for my love of artichokes- there were none. It just a lackluster soggy mess. I was so hungry after not eating my sandwich that I ordered a smoothie. A blueberry mango smoothie sounded amazing, how could you mess up a smoothie I thought?! Well, a watered down tasteless smoothie is what I got. Fifteen dollars later, you won’t see me again. See More
Ashley Brink
· January 23, 2018
Hands down one of my favorite locally owned restaurants. Love their salads & panini options for lunch & their chai latte to sip on while I’m getting some work done. Very friendly staff who are always ...eager to help & a great owner that always takes the time to say hello & thank you for the support. Lucky to have this gem in our down town area! See More
Kelly L. Schwartz
· February 10, 2018
We were in town for one night performing a show so we stopped here the next morning before heading back out of town. It was fantastic! The food was great and the staff was super friendly! Also, there ...was a nice selection of sugar free syrups for lattes which is a huge win in my book! Thank you!!!! See More
Susan Goodridge Weaver
· November 24, 2017
I recently ordered a couple of roasted veggie panninis, and they were excellent, as the food always is. Excellent service as well. The only down side is that the restaurant closes at 3:00, so it's to...ugh to pick something up for dinner. But definitely worth the trip to downtown Elmira! :) See More
Victoria Cleary
· December 12, 2017
I eat at Turtle Leaf the other day and had a veggie wrap the veggie wrap was good but the only thing wrong with it is that the onions were a little too thick they could have been sliced a little bit t...hinner and it needs a bit more sweetness to the raft to balance out the bitter and Tanginess that's in the rap try adding grapes or cranberries or reasons to the rap next time and maybe some olives that would really bring out the flavor of the rap just fair warning because yes the rap was good it was Bland though this is my review for turtle leaf See More
Emily Warfle
· April 3, 2018
The food is amazing. There are a lot of healthy options at a very reasonable price! The service was quick, and the cafe was clean. Thanks for the recommendation Matt!
Belinda Wilcox
· April 7, 2018
Chicken salad and April special sandwich were both really good. Take out apple pecan and chef salads artfully arranged. I will be back!!
Glenn Miller
· April 10, 2018
Great food every time I come here and pleasant staff that appear to enjoy their jobs. It’s a great thing to see.
Jennifer Schneider
· January 7, 2018
Always my go to place for local breakfast! Great customer service, food, and drinks.
Charlie Todd
· January 9, 2018
Awesome flavors and choices you won’t find anywhere else! Highly recommend this non fast food place in downtown Elmira �
Vicky Pellor Hafler
· August 26, 2017
I usaually love Turtle Leaf. Yesterday was a huge disappointment! The young lady that took our order was inpatient and unfriendly.
The food was good but not as wonderful as it's been in the past. I'v...e been there with friends and my children before, yesterday I took my husband and after the high praise I've given the place he was disappointed. See More
Marianne La Bruyere
· November 20, 2017
Always a great meal. Service is goid and the owner is so nice. I really enjoy going to the Turtle Leaf.
Shellie Easton
· January 23, 2018
Loveeeee... this place!! Can't complain about anything on the menu at all. Only sad because their yogurt parfaits aren't made with vanilla yogurt anymore!!! ��
Gerald Wolf
· November 1, 2017
Always always consistently great food and service. Love it. Chicken Salad is the go to on a wrap. Yummmmm.
Kevin Hrasdzira
· November 23, 2016
Everything about this place is great, it's cheerful, has great staff, incredible food. Bright but not too bright, dark but not too dark (i hope that makes sense). It has a great vibe, if you could have anything bad to say about this place you went there on a day that nothing was going to cheer you up. The food is tremendous, this place can do no wrong. See More
Teresa Cook
· August 3, 2016
I've always enjoyed the fresh, healthy selections I can get at Turtle Leaf and strongly recommend everyone make a special trip there for lunch if you haven't been yet. I love that they have a kids men...u too...there is something for even the pickiest kids. We are lucky to have them in Elmira.

Today I want to shout out a special "thank you" to Adam who went above and beyond for me. Right now I'm enjoying the latte, and thanks to you I will enjoy a some very delicious lunches. I send you my heartfelt gratitude❤️ and look forward to coming into the cafe with my daughter and granddaughter in the near future. Best Wishes for continued success.
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Sherry Lattimer
· March 12, 2018
One of our favorite places! Love their sandwhiches and smoothies!!!!!
Liz Zilinski
· June 1, 2016
I bring my children--ages 1 and 3--almost every week, and always invite friends or family to come along. I've loved everything I've eaten there, and my kids will house a raspberry-spinach smoothie in... a sitting. I think it's so great that there is a place to eat that serves healthy food. Service is great. I will say that I almost never bring cash and you pay up front before you get your order, so tips are awkward. Can you just charge an extra $20 to my card next time I order to make up for my poor tipping these last few visits? Serious question! See More
Katie Smith
· April 4, 2018
If I could marry their chicken salad I would. SO good. ♥
Jenica B. Drehmer
· April 6, 2016
I showed up at 3:30 today, and Adam told me that they closed at 3:00, but that they would be happy to make me a smoothie, which is what I showed up for. I have worked in and been to many restaurants ...that turn customers away one minute after they close; this was thirty minutes after the closed. I left with exactly what I came for, a delicious smoothie. I also left with even more respect for this great restaurant. Thank you for being so awesome! See More

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Karin Lin-Greenberg's story collection, "Faulty Predictions," won the 2013 Flannery O'Connor Award in Short Fiction from the University of Georgia Press and won gold in the Short Story category of Foreword Reviews' 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year.

Her stories have appeared in literary journals including "The Antioch Review," "Bellingham Review," "Berkeley Fiction Review," "Colorado Review," "Crazyhorse," "Epoch," "Five Chapters," "Kenyon Review Online," "North American Review," and "Shenandoah."

She earned an MFA from the University of Pittsburgh, an MA from Temple University, and an AB from Bryn Mawr College. She has been awarded fellowships from the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, the Wesleyan Writers Conference, the Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, and the MacDowell Colony, and she was a Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers' Conference.

She has taught creative writing at Missouri State University, the College of Wooster, and Appalachian State University. Currently, she lives in upstate New York and is an associate professor in the English Department at Siena College.

Praise for "Faulty Predictions:"
"Karin Lin-Greenberg is a connoisseur of screwy family dynamics and outrageous situations. The ten innovative and diverse stories in this debut collection cover a lot of territory, from a pig on a city bus to the special event 'Things Inside of Other Things' at the Half and Half Multicultural Club of Sun Meadow High School. Here you will meet the man who smashes loaves of grocery store bread for the good of society, and you'll witness the Running of the Brides at Filene's Basement. Lin-Greenberg makes joyful sense of it all. What a pleasure it has been to read these wise and wonderful stories."
-Bonnie Jo Campbell, bestselling author of Once Upon a River

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